At Ashoka, when not occupied with academics, students will find themselves immersed in pursuing their hobbies and interests through clubs and societies! These will give students an ocean of opportunities to contribute and enrich their campus experience culturally and intellectually. A ‘Club’ is a focused group working towards a specific field of interest. A ‘Society’ is an umbrella organization which has under it two or more clubs. These clubs have diverse interests and pursuits with a common objective and focal interest area that affiliates them to a single domain and binds them together.
The Clubs get ample opportunity to showcase their talents through annual traditions created by the Office such as Jashn-e-Jazba (a platform for clubs to provide a sneak-peak into what they do); Annual Production Fortnight (a year-end mega-event) where clubs bring to the fore their creative work that the year’s hard work and passion have culminated with; Clubs Fair, inter-university events and regular events. The Office of Student Life wants our clubs and societies to be able to hone their passions and also excel in them. We are committed to providing full support and encouragement to them through mentorship, training, infrastructure and financial support.
Establish and create a more sustainable and steady dance environment on the Ashoka campus, which includes goals like representing Ashoka in various college fests, expanding the team and holding dance events, workshops and classes on campus. The ultimate goal is to create and explore new ideas and ways of presenting the art form.
To help break the many stereotypes around fashion and outward appearances. Focusing on bringing together people who show passion towards fashion, and is blind to any kind of fads or set standards of body image or gender roles.
Aims to bring together bright and dedicated students from diverse majors, in order to develop a problem solving mind-set, compete at case study competitions, crack consulting interviews and hone skills like structured thinking, logical reasoning and communicating effectively.
Create a culture of mutual support and celebration through cycling, with activities stretching from cycling for beginners to multi-day expeditions and preventative maintenance to larger restoration projects. The central pillar is the spirit of sharing the love of everything related to cycling, which also helps engage with the surrounding area, along with each other, bursting the bubble of the Ashoka campus. Also help self-engagement by getting out of one’s comfort zone.
Create a culture of organised debating at Ashoka.
Actively grow organic vegetables and host events to distribute the produce on campus.
Comprises of finance enthusiasts who aim to foster fundamental skills in the domain of investment management and finance through company analysis, stock presentations, industry expert meetings and job mentoring.
Propagate a Model United Nations culture on campus by taking part in simulated UN conferences in various educational institutions
Ashoka Students Behavioural Insights Team (in collaboration with CSIP) | email@example.com | 2020
India’s first student led Behavioural Insights Team, committed to promoting and practicing Behavioural Science at Ashoka and more recently remotely.
Enhance the liberal arts experience for all students by promoting multicultural learning and global engagement. Work towards the welfare of students who cross international borders to be at Ashoka. Foster a sense of community, especially with our host country, in the spirit of inclusivity.
Create and fuel an enriching culture of photography at Ashoka.
Develop a board gaming culture on campus, which facilitates learning various subjects through board games.
An international non-profit organisation, which provides students with the opportunity to engage in community development projects. Aims to create and establish sustainable business projects to generate effective employment opportunities, uproot prevalent social issues and contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Promote the spirit of entrepreneurship on campus and support on-campus start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Our very own in-house club for all fans and non-fans of all things (South) Korean. Be it music, dance, shows, fashion, the language, or just about anything, you’ll have a place in this club!
A worldwide college journal for students, especially women, that is essentially a guide to college life.
Foster and advance the culture of the Hindustani language and its art, literature, music and heritage on campus through open meetings, events and other forms of engagement.
A humour/satire magazine, commenting on all the little banalities of life on campus.
Create and sustain a peer led on-campus engagement with topics of mental health, thereby building an environment that espouses a balanced and healthy lifestyle at Ashoka. The goals are threefold – raising awareness about issues surrounding mental health, enabling peers to facilitate support, and providing a space to release stress – all in order to foster a healthier community at Ashoka.
A community for all language learning enthusiasts to come together to learn new languages and enhance already known ones by developing a culture of peer-oriented learning.
Popularise the baking culture on campus, to develop various skills in relation to the art of baking and to hone people’s talents and in order to provide a platform for people to share their passion for baking.
Promote the ancient art of storytelling and give people a safe space to share their life stories.
Promote a culture of making, understanding and appreciating films on campus by providing opportunities for the student body to engage with a vast array of films through weekly screenings, numerous collaborations with academic and non-academic societies, discussions, talks and workshops. Also engage with the student body through the launching of multiple filmmaking projects which everyone can take part in.
A community engagement club run by students at Ashoka University. The emphasis on ‘engagement’ and not ‘service’ is a deliberate: any interaction with the community in which Ashoka is located is to be collaborative and is to strive for creating a space for engagement between Ashoka and its immediate surroundings.
Provide a holistic view and knowledge of the world to the students through trips, excursions, treks as well as events and talks. Engage in responsible traveling and learn about the history, geography, and sociology of the places and their people. Houses – Himgiri and Club Atlas
Aims to foster public speaking skills amongst the students of Ashoka and provide them a safe space to practice and learn through valuable feedback. Peer mentoring is a crucial aspect of the club. We aim to become better public speakers and grow as a community.
Actively engage with the animals living outside campus and work for their welfare. Strive to create a culture on campus where human beings are at the least comfortable around them and can experience the unconditional love every animal brings with him/her.
Foster and promote a culture of video-gaming on campus through friendly competition.
Provide a platform at Ashoka where students explore and appreciate spoken word poetry, are encouraged to write in various forms and learn how to translate it into performance. Aim for writers to develop their craft and understand the importance of feedback and revision in order to create effective pieces of both written and performance art.
Bring together a group of dedicated individuals to document and curate Ashoka's annual yearbook.
Teach the support staff on campus English, so that they realise their full potential and aspire higher, while being an opportunity for the support staff to interact and form a deep bond with the student body, who they tirelessly take care off.
Create a space to foster engagement with the various languages spoken on campus, and with the ontological, epistemological, political and socio-cultural aspects of language.
Develop a graphic narrative culture on campus, which integrate diverse elements such as comic, manga, literature, and doodle saga!
Expand art culture on campus through various events accessible to everyone, multi-modal art installations, and collaborations with other clubs and societies.
Sports Enthusiast Club (under Office of Sports & Exercise) | firstname.lastname@example.org | 2019
Aims to create a sporting culture with everyone on campus, giving multiple opportunities to participate in various sporting events, be it competitive or for fun. We embrace the people that put their hearts into sports and welcome you to be a part of this community!
Bring together a community of Ashokans who enjoy and/or are curious about Japanese animation, known as ‘anime’. Foster a space to appreciate all kinds of anime and anime-inspired works created by famous names and independent creators alike: from feature films to television shows and specials.
Provide comic relief to any and all Ashokans who want to unwind and have a stress free time after in the midst of intensive academics, heated discussions and charged debates.
Ashoka’s student run online newspaper.
Facilitate discussions on feminism and gender on campus, create a safe space for people to talk freely, share experiences, and foster a sense of solidarity. This is to be operationalised by holding creative events that generate awareness about sexism and the various intersectionalities of the Indian feminist movement.
Aims to provide a space for members of the Ashoka community who are from the Northeast or have roots there. We organize events to promote appreciation of culture, history, and diversity of the region, and spread awareness about the socio-political realities of various parts of the Northeast.
Foster a culture of quizzing on campus.
Work towards serving the community and promoting stronger relations between people from all over the country and the world, while developing professional and leadership skills.
Foster community engagement and facilitate conversations about gender and sexuality, all the while ensuring that queerness is celebrated. The central aim is community building and both solidarity and visibility for and amongst the Queers who live on campus, especially the ones for whom the socio-cultural impacts of homophobia have been massive. The goals include but are not limited to integration of new Ashokans, sensitization about queer identities, active engagement with the slippery slopes of sexuality and peer support for queers on campus.
Create an inclusive, collaborative and accessible community for music, regardless of one’s interests or skill levels. The objective is to foster growth - musical, professional and personal - for everyone involved in the process. Aim to consistently facilitate access to musical avenues, inspire creativity, and foster a sense of community, while being rooted in ideals of professionalism, meticulousness and a people-centric work environment.
To introduce the student body to physical computing, hardware, electronics and get them excited about hardware, build and exhibit projects.